Friday, November 9, 2012


Unscripted.  Unedited.  Real.
Writing for five minutes.
A sort of writing flash mob.

Five Minute Friday

I lay down in the field, crunchy with decay and prickly with spent blooms. Such is the bed I choose, sometimes. Down low, nestled among the swaying skeletons of summer, my only view is skyward. The blue expanse is dotted with a billowy white that absorbs my piercing gaze and, if I stay still long enough, I can almost feel the tilt of the globe.  I am captured by the quiet.

I am resting in the eye of the storm and nothing can penetrate this hallowed space. It might be true that a storm rages at the edges and the thunder claps and flashing lights compete to frame this space outright but I choose to remain in this circle of quiet. It is only here that I will be able to hear the murmurs riding atop the gentle breezes. It is here where I can be still and know.


  1. I have been through several "eye of the storm" hurricane moments and the quiet is so loud - really stunning after so much turbulence and wind.

    It is so hard to find in our lives during times of stress, but I believe God places them there, as we rest in Him.

    Beautiful! (stopping by from FMF). I love your chicken in the snow :)

  2. I could almost feel the place. Precious.

  3. Thank you for visiting, Stacey! I love the chicken pictures, too.

  4. I was there with you, friend. I'll be thinking of it much longer than the 5 minutes it took to write it.


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